Sweden have not won an ice sledge hockey medal at the Paralympic Winter Games since 2002.
Sweden finished second at the 2012 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool in November, meaning they were the last team to qualify for the A-Pool this year.
The Swedes have not medalled on the A-Pool world stage since 2004, and are looking to get back to where they once were as one of the best in the game during the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.
The team boasts an interesting mix of veterans and youth, with players as young as 16 (Filip Silvstrand Olsson) and as old as 46 and 47 (goaltenders Kent Jonsson and Ulf Nilsson).
Per Kasperi (forward), Niklas Ingvarsson (defenseman)
World Championship A-Pool medals
Gold (1996); Bronze (2000, 2004)
Gold (1994); Bronze (1998, 2002)